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STORIES OF EL DORADO - 28 Myths and Legends about the Fabled City of Gold

by Frona Eunice Wait

Herein are 28 myths and legends of El Dorado, the fabled City of Gold. They stretch from the Inca of Peru to the coming of the Columbus, to the Aztecs of Mexico and on north to the Native Americans of Southwest...

The Honey Jar

by Rigoberta Menchú, Dante Liano, Domi & David Unger

In this book, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Maya activist Rigoberta Menchú Tum returns to the world of her childhood.

The Honey Jar brings us the ancient stories her grandparents told her when she was a little...

Kiki Kokí

by Ed Rodríguez

A magical Spanish-language tale, Kiki Koki tells the story of a little Taino Indian boy who is too lazy to help his tribe prepare for the Moon Festival. To punish Kiki Koki, the Moon Goddess turns him into a...

Caravana al Norte

by Jorge Argueta & Manuel Monroy

Este hermoso y poético relato de un niño que viaja en una caravana desde El Salvador hacia la frontera de los Estados Unidos, ofrece una necesaria y elocuente visión que contrarresta las mentiras que se escuchan...

Caravan to the North

by Jorge Argueta, Manuel Monroy & Elizabeth Bell

An urgent and eloquent account of a boy traveling in a caravan from his beloved homeland of El Salvador to the US border.

This novel in verse is a powerful first-person account of Misael Martínez, a Salvadoran...

Auntie Luce's Talking Paintings

by Francie Latour & Ken Daley

A Haitian American girl finds connection to generations of family lore in this story of identity, heart and home.

Every winter, a young girl flies to Haiti to visit her Auntie Luce, a painter.

The moment she steps...

Sweet Sorrel Stand

by Yolanda T. Marshall

Rose and Nicolas loved their favourite Caribbean sorrel drink so much, the siblings decided to create a sorrel stand with the assistance of their parents. Their Sweet Sorrel Stand was a success in the neighbourhood....

The Cocalero Novels Bundle

by Deborah Ellis

I Am a Taxi

For twelve-year-old Diego and his family, home is a prison in Cochabamba, Bolivia. His parents farmed coca, a traditional Bolivian medicinal plant, until they got caught in the middle of the government's...

Until the Day Arrives

by Ana María Machado & Jane Springer

A fast-moving middle-grade novel set in the seventeenth century about two Portuguese orphans who are sent to Brazil where they encounter slaves from Africa. Together with their new friend, an aboriginal boy,...

I Am a Taxi

by Deborah Ellis

Winner of the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award

For twelve-year-old Diego and his family, home is a prison in Cochabamba, Bolivia. His parents farmed coca, a traditional Bolivian medicinal plant,...

From Another World

by Ana María Machado, Lucia Brandao & Luisa Baeta

Mariano and his friends are helping their parents turn an old Brazilian coffee plantation into an inn. The children sleep in a shed, which is being converted into guest rooms. One night they hear crying. Gradually,...

Ava and Salomé

by Patricia L. Woodard

Ava is seven years old when her grandmother offers her a very special trip for her birthday. She lives in New Bern, North Carolina, but her grandmothers gift gives her the chance to visit Cali, Colombia. Ava...

Mr. Kiko Searches for Aloha

by Marion Louise & Susan Shorter

Mr. Kiko Searches for Aloha is a childrens picture book, for ages four to eight, with cultural implications and highlighting the values of individual differences. The coqui, a singing tree frog of Puerto Rican...

Panama Girl

by Ida Freer

In the exotic jungles of Panama, a sensitive and courageous twelve-year-old girl named Surni is on the verge of a new life. She is a member of the Embera tribe, an indigenous community that has thrived for centuries...

The Redemption

by Howard Rubens

Strangled by fits of madness, Marjaneh fell from royalty to the depths of society. Becoming a slave to the king of Arubara, she lost all hope due to her uncontrolled outrages. No chance for happiness came her...


by Terry Trueman

The powerful story of a boy's fear and courage in the face of a force of nature too huge to even imagine.

Based on Hurricane Mitch's devastation of Honduras in 1998, Terry Trueman's acclaimed Hurricane is a...

What Will I See In Brazil? Geography for Kids | Children's Explore the World Books

by Baby Professor

Pack your imaginary bags and let’s go to Brazil! There are many things to see in Brazil, and this book will showcase some of the most popular. Just think of reading a low-cost, no-passport required means to...

The History Mystery

by Ana María Machado

Sonia, Pedro and their classmates are baffled. Mysterious messages keep popping up on their computers, on their mobile phones, on websites they visit, even on a radio programme they listen to. It is a voice...

Not a Chance

by Michelle Mulder

Dian has been coming to the Dominican Republic with her doctor parents for years. Now that she's thirteen, she had wanted to stay home in Canada, but instead she is helping her parents set up their clinic and...

Mystery of Lazy Loggerhead -  Brazil 2

by Lisa Travis & Adam Turner

Welcome to Brazil!

Sofia and Júlia visit the coast of Brazil. It’s fun in the sun until they notice mysterious markings in the golden sands. Someone or something is after the loggerhead sea turtles. But...